The Most Expensive Handbags

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Ah, the handbag: The indispensable accessory that holds every single thing you need to survive the apocalypse! From the most famous handbag designers in the world - like Hermes, Fendi, and Chanel - come the most expensive purses ever and they could be yours... for a price.

What are the most expensive handbags? Expensive handbags are a staple for fashionistas - but some are definitely pricier than others. Made by some of the most famous brands and designers, the most expensive handbags can easily run into the thousands... even the tens of thousands and yes - the millions! Read on to learn more about some of the most expensive handbags ever. And start saving your pennies. Or $100 bills. You'll need them if you want one of these in your closet.
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    Hermes: Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag

    Hermes: Matte Crocodile Birkin... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    The Birkin: is it the "Holy Grail" of all handbags? For many, yes. Yes it is. The Birkin typically costs around $20k, but if you really want to splurge, go for the Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag. At a mere $120,000, it's much less expensive than Chanel's Diamond Forever. A bargain! The 10 carats of diamonds encrusted on the Birkin's hardware certainly add a nice bit of bling.
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    Hermes: Special Order Horseshoe

    Hermes: Special Order Horsesho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    This beautiful bag defines color blocking. The starting bid on this bag at the 900-Lot Heritage Auctions Holiday Luxury Auction took place in Dallas, Texas was $7000. It ended up going for $35,000.  
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    Chanel: Diamond Forever Bag

    Chanel: Diamond Forever Bag is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    Chanel bags are definitely pricey - even the lowest-priced bags run well into the hundreds of dollars. But they're nothing compared to the famed designer's "Diamond Forever" purse. This bag, which retails for $261,000, features more than 3.5 carats of diamonds. Oh, and the hardware? White gold.
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    Hermes: Ginza Tanaka Birkin Bag

    Hermes: Ginza Tanaka Birkin Ba... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    This bag comes with a diamond sling that can be worn as a bracelet or necklace, thus making it one of the most expensive two-in-one pieces of all time. (It's $1.9 million). For this beautiful piece Hermes partnered with iconic Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka. The bag is quite an expensive take on the traditional Birkin, combining platinum, 2,000 diamonds, and a pear-shaped 8-karat stone that can also be removed and worn as a brooch. 
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    Hermes: Himalayan Crocodile Birkin bag

    Hermes: Himalayan Crocodile Bi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    This bag is one part Nilo croc skin, one part white gold, and one part diamonds and comes in at $432,000. The color, which takes hours to complete, is meant to evoke the Himalayan mountains and pairs perfectly with 18-karat white gold hardware. Naturally, the hardware is studded with white diamonds.
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    Hermes: Geranium Kelly Cut Clutch Bag

    Hermes: Geranium Kelly Cut Clu... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    Just because it's small, that doesn't mean it costs less. This Hermes Shiny Geranium Nilo Crocodile Kelly Cut Clutch Bag with Permabrass Hardware was called 'the ultimate clutch' at the 900-Lot Heritage Auctions Holiday Luxury Auction took place in Dallas, Texas. Complete with rose gold detailing, it sold for $28,750. 
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    Chanel: Croc Biarritz

    Chanel: Croc Biarritz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    If you were willing to drop $43,150 on this oversized black crocodile skin tote, you would have been one of only eight in the world to own it. 
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    Hermes: Fuchsia Diamond-Encrusted Crocodile Skin Birkin Bag

    Hermes: Fuchsia Diamond-Encrus... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Expensive Handbags
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    This Fuchsia Diamond-Encrusted Crocodile Skin Birkin Bag just became the most expensive handbag ever sold at auction at  £146,000, which equates to $226,555.50 US. An anonymous phone bidder snapped it up during a Christie's international handbags and accessories auction in Hong Kong. 

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